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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Being Placed On Suicide Watch As She Awaits Sentencing

Anish Vij

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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Being Placed On Suicide Watch As She Awaits Sentencing

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Ghislaine Maxwell is reportedly to be 'placed on suicide watch' as she is expected to spend the rest of her life behind bars following her guilty verdict of grooming underage girls last week.

This won't be Maxwell's first time as according to Metro, The Bureau of Prisons placed her on suicide watch a week after she was first arrested in July 2020.

Since her arrest, Maxwell has been staying in Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn and Prison consultant, Justin Paperny, says that she has already spent more than a year in solitary confinement.

He told The Times that her new prison cell will be a huge improvement on what she was staying in prior.

Papery said: "Her case is different because she’s already endured so much time in custody.

"She’s been in this wretched, dank, cold, filthy detention centre in Brooklyn which has really conditioned her for confinement.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

"People are surprised to hear that once she is sentenced and makes her way to the federal correctional institution, she will actually feel like she’s in Disneyland compared to where she is now."

The 60-year-old was found guilty on five of the six counts she had been charged with last week after recruiting and trafficking teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.

The only count she wasn't convicted on was 'Enticement of an Individual Under the Age of 17 (Jane only) to Travel with Intent to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity'.

The jury instead convicted her of conspiracy to entice and transport individuals under 17 with the intent to engage in illegal sexual activity, as well as sex trafficking of individuals under the age of 17 and 18.

The jury withdrew for an hour of deliberations on Monday evening, before returning on Tuesday to continue. 

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Prosecutor Alison Moe said in her closing argument that Maxwell as Epstein's 'partner in crime', and that she had helped him abuse underage girls as a means to maintain her opulent lifestyle. 

"Epstein could not have done this alone," Moe said. 

"When that man is accompanied by a posh, smiling, respectable, age-appropriate woman, that's when everything starts to seem legitimate.

"And when that woman... acts like it's totally normal for that man to touch those girls, it lures them into a trap."

Topics: Jeffrey Epstein, US News, Crime

Anish Vij
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